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Two area Boy Scouts complete Eagle Scout projects in Tigard

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Four Beaverton Boy Scouts, front left, Jacob Ingalls, Hamilton Beard, Kyle Blaich and Leon Mosley, recently received their Eagle Scout badge, the highest honor in Scouting.  The Boy Scouts are in action in Tigard.

Out of a group of four Beaverton boys who were recently honored for their efforts in attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest award given in Boy Scouts, two of them were recognized for projects in Tigard. The two Scouts who completed Eagle Scout projects in Tigard were Hamilton Beard and Kyle Blaich; that pair, along with Jacob Ingalls and Leon Mosley, were all honored July 29 during their Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony at Murrayhills Christian Church.

In addition, all the boys received letters and/or certificates of congratulations from U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, Oregon House Rep. Tobias Read, Oregon Sen. Mark Haas and Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle.

The following is a list of Eagle Scout projects that Beard and Blaich completed:

Hamilton Beard: For his Eagle Scout project, Beard led fellow Scouts and friends in the renovation of the dining room of The Good Neighbor Center in Tigard. The Good Neighbor Center provides temporary housing and support to families in transition. Beard raised approximately $1,300 for renovation expenses including the purchase of new, stackable chairs. In addition, the Scout and his volunteers repaired walls along with repainting and redecorating the dining room with new curtains. They also installed original photography.

Kyle Blaich: Blaich created a circular concrete pad for a wheelchair-accessible picnic table. The pad links up to an Americans with Disabilities Act trail being built at East Bull Mountain Park in Tigard, which will allow more people to enjoy and spend time in the park. He led about 20 people (Scouts and adult volunteers) in digging out, leveling and preparing the site, pouring and smoothing the concrete, and completing finish work.